The Seniors’ Mental Health In-patient service consists of two units for patient’s whose condition is complicated by behavioural and psychological symptoms, and/or medical comorbidities that exceed the capacity of the community, general hospital, complex continuing care and long-term care system.
An interdisciplinary team focus is utilized to address the causes of the responsive behaviours through a holistic approach employing best practices in the use of environmental, behavioural and pharmacological interventions. The goal is to facilitate change and improvement through activities that:
- Improve the patient’s overall quality of life by enhancing/retaining patient abilities;
- Promote patient, family and care partner engagement;
- Provide learning opportunities for increased community capacity;
- Successfully transition the patient to the most appropriate community discharge destination.
Evergreen Lodge- Regional Geriatric Psychiatry Unit – North Bay Campus – 12 beds
- Provides comprehensive specialized assessment and treatment of older adults (usually >65 years old) with complex late-onset (age-related) psychiatric disorder(s). Examples include:
- Late-life mood disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, mania)
- Late-life psychotic disorders (e.g. delusional disorder, schizophrenia)
- Psychiatric disorders and behavioural symptoms associated with complex medical co-morbidities and functional impairment (e.g. Parkinson’s disease)